Via Allison Ward, Columbus Dispatch:
Dante Garcia and his father, Ignacio Garcia, both natives of Peru, founded Columbus Futsal in 2006, mostly to organize street soccer pick-up games. The organization didn’t become affiliated with U.S. Youth Futsal or compete in professional leagues until 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Since then, the sport has taken off in central Ohio, said Malissa Galiffo Garcia, Dante’s wife and co-owner of Columbus Futsal, which includes a professional club, recreation leagues and a youth academy, totaling more than 1,000 youth and adult players.